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May 10, 2013 Cairo, Egypt – Human Rights First today condemns the detention of democracy activist Ahmed Maher at the Cairo Airport today. Maher is currently under criminal investigation for “inciting...
May 07, 2013 On September 8, 2006, Fusün Erdoğan, the founder and director of the radio station Ozgur Radyo, was kidnapped, blindfolded, and thrown into an unmarked car by plainclothes policemen. For two...
May 03, 2013 On February 12, 2012, 23-year-old journalist and poet Hamza Kashgari was accused of blasphemy after he posted a string of Twitter messages in which he imagined himself speaking with the Prophet...
May 03, 2013 By Christopher Plummer The ongoing abuse in Tibet remains one of the most dire human rights crises in the world. In recent years, protesters have taken to self-immolating in the streets to...
May 02, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Bahrain’s crackdown on human rights defenders continued today with the arrest of another prominent figure, Naji Fateel. Human Rights First notes that the arrest is the latest...
May 02, 2013 Chen Guangcheng Raises his Family's Safety at the 2012 Human Rights First Award Dinner The Chinese government is denying urgent medical care to Chen Kegui, the jailed nephew of blind Chinese...
May 01, 2013   As one of the main corridors for drug trafficking between Mexico and the United States, Nuevo Laredo has long been a hotspot for drug cartel related violence. Law enforcement officials...

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July 30, 2020 Dear Chairperson Glendon: On July 23, 2019, hundreds of human rights, civil liberties, social justice, and faith-based organizations and leaders, including many signatories of...
Factsheet | July 28, 2020
In response to the worsening human rights situation in Hong Kong in recent weeks, notably since the imposition of the new national security law from Beijing, Human Rights First has produced a series...
Factsheet | July 23, 2020
Caution: Before departing to seek asylum abroad, you should try to speak with an attorney that specializes in refugee and immigration law in the country you’re hoping to go to, so that you...
| July 06, 2020
This short guide helps human rights activists erase their digital footprints. When covering digital tracks and erasing your digital profile remember there are various ways the authorities can try to...

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